To help relieve animal pain and suffering by utilizing a multi-modal approach in a compassionate manner.
About Dr. Heather Owen
Dr. Heather Owen received her veterinary training from Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2001. She completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Loveland, CO. Heather practiced as an emergency and critical care doctor until January 2005 where she entered general practice. She received her veterinary acupuncture certification in 2006 and moved back to Oklahoma in 2007. Heather completed her canine rehabilitation and physical therapy training from the University of Tennessee in the spring of 2010 and she completed her veterinary food therapy certification for the Chi Institute in June of 2010. Her family includes a loving husband, Dustin, 3 beautiful daughters Madison, Keira, Isabella, and one handsome son Grayson. She also has 3 furry children Grizzly Bear, Lilo, and Stitch.
Erin Hill joined our team in August 2015 as one of our rehabilitation assistants. She is a licensed human Physical Therapist Assistant and obtained her Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Northeastern State University. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2017, making her the first human and canine trained rehabilitator in the history of Oklahoma. She met her husband, Anthony, in 2002 and married in October 2013. Their family currently consists of wolfdogs River & Apollo, cat Gracie, geese Buffy & Emory, German Shepherd Major and countless wildlife that are also under her care. Erin began volunteering at an exotic animal sanctuary, while Anthony was on deployment, in 2013. It was her experience working with large carnivores that lead her to pursue her dream of applying her rehabilitation education to animals. She currently spends most of her volunteer time with Freedoms Song Wolf Rescue and as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her goal of applying advancements in human physical therapy to veterinary medicine is what lead her to Animal Acupuncture.
Gabby Moore officially joined the Animal Acupuncture team in June 2017 after originally coming to us as a client seeking help for her paralyzed dog, Hildi. She quickly became hooked on integrative medicine and alternative therapy after she saw the improvements her dog made.
Gabby graduated from Tulsa Community College's veterinary technology program in May 2017 and is a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Some of Gabby's passions in veterinary medicine include working with geriatric patients and patients with special needs, especially our paralyzed patients.
Gabby's family includes Zera, a border collie mix, Kathy, a deaf cattle dog, and Hildi, a paralyzed pitbull.
Lindsey has been with Animal Acupuncture since January 2016 and will soon become a registered veterinary technician after graduating from Tulsa community college's veterinary technology program. Her love for animal rehabilitation developed when fate brought her to Animal Acupuncture after she moved back to Oklahoma in late 2015. Since then she has been become a certified canine fitness trainer and master trainer that aspires to complete her certified canine rehabilitation practitioner. Lindsey and her husband Scott love camping, hiking and getting outdoors with their dogs; Kodiak, a 14 yo chocolate lab, Bullet a 5 yo blue heeler mix and their newest addition, Atlas, a 6 mo Anatolian shepherd.
Jackie Meade started her mission to help animals with mobility and flexibility issues when her 16 year old Siberian Husky, Sterling, suffered with arthritis and eventually went lame in her hind end. Since then, Jackie has gone to school in Colorado and received her Certification in Canine Massage Therapy. She's been our massage therapist provider since October of 2016 and loves helping animals with all conditions. Jackie has 2 Lab rescues, Maggie Jo and Shooter.
Animal Acupuncture LLC was founded in 2008. It started from a realization that so many pets quality of life could be improved by increasing the access to acupuncture services. With that passion driving her, Heather decided to leave general practice and set off to do in home pet services. Today, the demand of pet owners in and around Tulsa has allowed us to move into a building and offer our service to even more animals.
What We Do
Animal Acupuncture LLC has added several new treatments along with full rehabilitation and physical therapy service, integrative food therapy, laser therapy, chinese herbs, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care. We now offer stance and gait analysis and vaccine titers. We do not perform general practice (such as surgery, dentistry, vaccines, heartworm/flea control or emergency medicine) thus allowing your pet to continue their relationship with their primary caregiver. We believe complimentary veterinary care is a must for overall wellbeing and work together with your primary veterinarian to help get our patients back to full function!
We offer Massage therapy on the first Wednesday of every month to help relieve tension in your pet. Stretching and conditioning classes are offered by appointment and are beneficial for the agility athletes. The classes help to educate owners on how to properly stretch out their pet before trials.
We treat a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions such as post-op cruciate repair (both traditional and TPLO), femoral head and neck surgery (FHO), fracture repair, elbow dysplasia, fibrocartilagenous emboli (blood clot), intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), degenerative myelopathy, and obesity.